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To: Cronos

Thanks.

FWIW, this is probably why I am not a Roman Catholic.

The customs I observe them promoting are not in keeping with the tradition of the Apostles, but by continuing to take in the Word of God through Scripture I am able to maintain growing through the tradition of Paul. By attempting to pray to Mary, I find myself counterfeiting that which God has provided in Christ, so I turn away from such things.

I don’t know if God’s Plan calls for some to pray to Mary. I see good reason and many cases where believers shouldn’t do so in order to avoid placing something other than God before Him. It doesn’t for myself, so I find it much better to remain in faith through what He intends, though faith in Christ.


740 posted on 03/22/2010 6:52:07 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr
1. Which are these customs?
2. How do you state that these are not Apostolic Customs? Do they contradict scripture -- scripture which was born out of Apostolic Tradition
3. We do not pray to Mary in the sense of worshipping her -- she is not divine, but a created being. We ask her to pray for us. God's plan is for us to help others, Mary follows God's plan by helping us the only way she can -- by praying for us.
742 posted on 03/22/2010 7:52:06 AM PDT by Cronos (Origen(200AD)"The Church received from theApostles the tradition of giving Baptism even to infants")
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